Responsible Investing

Introduction

We believe that environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) related issues may create opportunities and risks for our clients’ portfolios. At PineBridge, we address these factors in our investment analysis to gain a better understanding of their potential impact on current asset values and future performance.

With decades of experience managing equity, fixed income, multi-asset and alternative investment portfolios across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we have long faced ESG related issues that can have a meaningful impact on portfolio performance. As a responsible investor, addressing ESG issues is embedded in our investment processes.

ESG Firm Policy Statement Regarding Responsible Investment

PineBridge Investments’ objective as an asset manager is to improve and preserve the financial interests of our clients by optimizing economic returns for a given level of risk. PineBridge is a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), because as a firm we believe that environment, social and corporate governance issues may create both opportunities and risks for our clients’ portfolios. Our investment teams therefore address these factors in our analysis of investments to gain a better understanding of their potential impact on current asset values and future performance. The PRI provides a framework through which to report and assess such factors, offering an additional tool as we seek to fulfill our mission of partnering with clients to achieve their specific investment objectives.

PRI Principles

The PRI was developed by the investment community in 2005, under the auspices of the United Nations. In becoming a signatory, PineBridge is committed to:

  • Incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  • Be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into ownership policies and practices.
  • Seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
  • Promote acceptance and implementation of the PRI within the investment industry.
  • Work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the PRI.
  • Report activities and progress toward implementing the PRI.

Commitment

We are committed to strengthening and refining our ESG approach over time. This commitment includes enhancing the dialogue with industry peers on these issues, augmenting our ESG-related reporting and research processes, and communicating with all stakeholders on existing activities. Our approach will always be driven by our clients’ best interests.